Archive for the ‘Black & White’ Tag

Morning Meadow   Leave a comment

Captured during a morning walk across a meadow.

Grass on meadow

Posted September 23, 2018 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Nature, US

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Serenity in DC   1 comment

I know that title is an oxymoron, given what is going on in this city these days, but it didn’t seem to bother these two as they enjoyed a quiet Friday evening sunset over the Lincoln Memorial.

couple looking at Lincoln Memorial

Vintage gas pump   Leave a comment

Captured in a New York office:

iPhone, Hipstamatic

Frost Drops and Stalactites   Leave a comment

Captured these leaves with frozen drops of rain on a recent walk in the neighborhood, using my umbrella to ensure a uniform background. The second shot reminded me of stalactites in a cave.


Canon 5D Mark II, EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens

Icicles in the air   Leave a comment

It’s just cold enough that the rain freezes instantaneously – time to bundle up in front of the fireplace and not leave the house!

Posted February 4, 2018 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature

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The Most Dreaded Place on Earth   1 comment

A recent visit to the DMV yielded 4 hours of waiting and one photograph:

bored people waiting at the DMV office

 

iPhone, edited in Nik Silver Efex 2

South Winds   Leave a comment

Weathervane in our neighboorhood:

iPhone, edited in Snapseed

Last Tree in Waterworld   Leave a comment

Found this floating near our town beach after a storm:

tree floating in water

Canon Powershot G12

Shell Still Life   Leave a comment

Beach finds, cleaned up and given the glamor shot treatment:

Posted June 6, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Nature, Things

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Stormy Skies   Leave a comment

3 views of stormy weather while driving through the countryside.

New York Fire Escape   1 comment

Squint a little and see how the shadows turn into stairs (or maybe you see something entirely different?).  I enjoyed the angles and the play of light and shadows on a recent walk through New York.

Hawk under the moon   Leave a comment

Saw this hawk looking for prey at sunrise behind our house. Here are two different takes on that scene, both shot with my iPhone, but one with the Hipstamatic app.

osprey and moon

 

Osprey and moon BW

 

New York Reflections   2 comments

From a recent stroll through Manhattan.

This mannequin looked like she wished to be outside:

I liked the various angles in this picture:

 

Canon 5D Mark II, EF 16-35mm
B&W conversion in Lightroom

Walk on snowy beach   2 comments

Here is our black lab Mario enjoying the empty (and icy) beach in the winter time:

Dog walking on snowy beach

Iphone, B&W conversion in Lightroom

Icicles!   2 comments

Found while walking around the neighborhood, shot using the new Hipstamatic Bucktown pack (black&white and infrared). Click on any pic to see them in slideshow format.

 

Big Sky Sunset   Leave a comment

Caught this on the one sunny day that we were here, viewed from our living room window. What a gorgeous part of the country!

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Canon 7D, EF24-70mm
ISO 200
f/8
1/400 sec
HDR, black&white conversion in Lightroom

Frozen beach frolic   Leave a comment

Our dog Mario enjoyed the first snow of the year, especially on the beach at low tide:

iPhone, Hipstamatic app

Frosty leaves   Leave a comment

Captured these on a cold morning while walking our dog.  I love how the frost gives everything a bit of additional texture, which stands out especially strong when the light is low during sunrise.

frosty leaf

frosty leaves

Posted February 5, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Connecticut, Nature

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Thorny close-ups   4 comments

I  played around with macro photography to get some close-ups of this wintry remnant of a thistle in our backyard. Click on any picture to see them in slideshow format.

Canon 5D Mark II, 100mm macro lens

Posted January 28, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro

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Antique Village   Leave a comment

Not quite, I just used an antique filter to capture a neighbor’s house.

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iPhone, Hipstamatic

Winter morning walk   4 comments

Walking the dog at the same early, but now darker, time (6:30), and during a recent snowfall, provided new perspectives:

 

tree stump in winter

 

street lamp in winter

 


The Hammocks in winter

 

iPhone, Hipstamatic app

Bullseye   4 comments

Top of a pillar of the wooden bridge that connects to our town beach in Clinton, captured after the first frost of winter:

tree rings in black and white

 

iPhone, edited in Adobe Lightroom

Posted December 28, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Connecticut, Nature

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Mario and Stella   Leave a comment

Mario, our black lab, enjoying a fall afternoon with a new friend.

two dogs on the lawn

 

Canon 5D Mark II, EF 85mm/1.8USM
ISO 100
f/1.8
1/320 sec

Posted December 3, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Black&White

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Song cover photo published   11 comments

I’m very pleased to see that one of my photos has been turned into the cover for a song on SoundCloud. 

Here’s the song cover, followed by the original, taken in Marin while walking through the old army installations surrounding San Francisco.


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Thank you, Gabriele Margurno from Argentina!

Drinking in the dark   2 comments

…is when I captured my wine glass, reflecting the moon light.

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Posted November 5, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Things

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Roots of Vermont   4 comments

I discovered lots of interesting gnarled trees and their roots hugging the boulders strewn around Smuggler’s Notch near Stowe. Click on any picture to see them in slideshow format.

Canon 5d Mark II, EFL 16-24mm
B&W conversion in Adobe Lightroom

 

Posted October 21, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Nature, US

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Factory on the horizon   Leave a comment

Captured this factory in New Haven while crossing the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge:

 

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iPhone, edited with Snapseed

Prayer at LaGuardia   2 comments

Captured these cab drivers taking a prayer break before resuming their shift, under a freeway ramp.

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The quietest spots in Paris   Leave a comment

Are its beautiful cemeteries. Recently I visited two: cimetière Montparnasse and cimetière Montmartre. Click on any photo to see them in slide show format.

Posted August 21, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Black&White, Europe, Travel

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Saturday morning at the bakery   4 comments

Captured at my favorite bakery in CT: G Cafe in Branford.

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Big Hair   1 comment

Loved this hairdo, captured in New Haven’s Union Station:

Big Hair

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 160
f/6.3
1/25 sec

Posted June 3, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, People

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Quality Work   1 comment

Hmm – not sure I’d want to take my car here for a tune-up:

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Grain Silo   Leave a comment

Captured near Chalk Hill, Pennsylvania:

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Canon Powershot G12
ISO 100
f/5.6
1/400 sec

 

Curves of Washington,DC   1 comment

Even a mundane office building like the Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Washington, DC has some graceful lines:

HUD 1

HUD 2

 

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 100
f/8
1/250 sec

Posted April 12, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Black&White, Travel, US

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Chalk Hill Motel   3 comments

Found this abandoned motel in Pennsylvania. Click on any picture to see them in slideshow view.

Canon Powershot G12

Posted April 3, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Black&White, US

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Madison Cemetery   2 comments

This cemetery, started in 1691, has many old, beautifully-worn tombstones from the 1700 and 1800’s. Decided to experiment with my new ultra-wide lens to try some close-up angles and some wide angles.

 

Canon 5D Mark II, EF 16-35mm f/4 USM
edited in Nik Silver Efex 2

Late Night at Union Station   3 comments

Caught these two while I was on my way back from New York and waiting for my connecting train at New Haven’s Union Station.

 

old man reading a paper

man sleeping on train

 

Canon G12
ISO 1000
f/3.5
1/25 sec

Chicago Skyline   1 comment

Shot during a visit to Chicago a while back:

Chicago Millenium Park

Canon 7D, EF 12-22mm
ISO 100
f/5.6
1/100 sec

 

Tobacco Barns   1 comment

Found these barns near Bradley International Airport in Connecticut:

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Full Moon and Fresh Snow   2 comments

Captured this in Guilford, CT:

moon over snowy woods with house

 

Canon G12
ISO 2000
f/2.8
0.8 sec

Big Sky Vistas   3 comments

Driving through Montana I am always fascinated by the wide open spaces, probably because there aren’t many in Connecticut. The bottom one is of the battlefield of the Little Bighorn, site of Custer’s Last Stand.

Zeppelin Mooring   Leave a comment

Who knew that the top of the Empire State Building was designed to be an anchor for giant blimps, or dirigibles?

Empire State Top

However, it was tried only a few times, and when the Hindenburg burst into flames six years after the construction of the Empire State Building, dirigible traffic dwindled and the true purpose of the docking mast became obvious – it made the building the tallest building in the world at the time, beating the Chrysler Building. (Claiming that title was considered poor form – how refreshing, considering the incessant striving for superlatives these days!).

 

Winter Loneliness   8 comments

This lonely tree is in the marshland behind our house.

Lonely Tree in Clinton

Water for Gotham City   6 comments

Found this water tower on a building in midtown New York. I like how this antiquated structure was framed by the modern building behind it.

NY Watertower

Posted January 9, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Black&White, New York

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Clinton Harbor   1 comment

A black&white shot of our little town’s harbor in the winter.

Clinton Harbor

Cacti Heaven   1 comment

A visit to the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix provides some great opportunities for black&white shots. Click on any pic to view them in full-screen slide show format.

 

iphone, Hipstamatic
ISO: 32
1/580 sec
f/2.2
lens: John S
Film: BlackKeys B+W

Posted December 19, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Macro, Nature, US

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Fashion Shoot   Leave a comment

Well, not so much a shoot as just a few shots of my son. But I liked how glamorous this one turned out when adjusted to black&white.

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Canon Mark II, EFL 24-70mm
ISO 100
f/2.8
1/2000 sec
adjusted in Lightroom and Color Efex

Posted December 12, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, People

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Boating season is over   2 comments

Captured in Clinton Harbor:

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Bark   2 comments

Walking through the Vermont woods, I was struck by the beautiful birch tree bark everywhere. Click on any picture to see them as full screen slideshow.

 

Canon 5D Mark II, EFL 24-70mm f/2.8

Posted December 4, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Black&White, Nature, US

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Still Life of Milk Weed and Bug   Leave a comment

No need for further description:

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Canon 5D Mark II, 24-70mm lens
ISO 100
f/2.8
1/2000 sec

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